William Jackson III plays as a cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League. He played college football for the Houston Cougars and was chosen in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Jackson has taken part in football games for the Washington Commanders. He was born on October 27, 1992, and raised in Houston, Texas’ Fifth Ward. He has three sisters and a brother who also reside in the neighborhood.
Jackson spent his first year of college at Trinity Valley Community College before moving to the University of Houston for his second year.
Jackson was chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft (number 24 overall). Jackson agreed to a four-year, $9.07 million rookie contract with the organization on June 10, 2016.
On March 19, 2021, Jackson agreed to a three-year, $40.5 million contract with the Washington Commanders (then still known as the Washington Football Team).In the first game of the year against Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, he made his first interception for Washington.
William Jackson and a conditional 2025 seventh-round selection were traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 1, 2022, in exchange for a conditional 2025 sixth-round pick. On November 12, he was placed on injured reserve.
How Much Does William Jackson Make?
On March 16, 2021, William Jackson agreed to a three-year, $40.5 million deal with the football team. $21 million of the $26 million contract is guaranteed at signing.
Jackson’s base salary for 2021 is guaranteed, and he received a signing bonus of $15 million. He will receive a full guarantee of his base pay on the third day of the league year in 2022, as well as a guaranteed $5 million roster bonus that is due in 2022.